All Students, Faculty, Guests, and Families of Driftwood Dance Academy promise to the following:

1. Respectful and Appropriate Behaviour

Everyone must conduct themselves in a dignified and respectful manner before, during, and after class.

Behaviours not tolerated include

  • dangerous physical horseplay
  • unsportsmanlike remarks or actions
  • inappropriate language
  • offensive and hurtful comments, either about others, or oneself
  • gum chewing

Issues may be recorded and dealt with at the school’s discretion.

Students will also follow specific class dress codes, including hair management (pulled back and off the face at all times), shoes, and tasteful warm-up apparel.

2. Commitment

Students and Faculty must be committed to their classes, examinations, presentations, and performances.  Families of dancers must commit to supporting their child’s studies at Driftwood Dance Academy.

It is up to the family to notify Driftwood Dance Academy in advance of any upcoming absences. Students will be allowed 3 non-medical absences per class, per term, after which the student’s class enrollment will be called into review.

If a student feels they cannot participate due to illness or injury, they are encouraged to attend and observe class unless they are physically unable to come to the studio.  Documentation may be requested in support of medical circumstance.

3. Punctuality

Everyone must arrive on time and prepared for each class.

If a student is late, they must make their presence known by knocking on the studio door it is closed, and wait until they are invited to join the class by their teacher. It is at the teacher’s discretion whether or not the child may be asked to participate in the class as regular, or perform alternative exercises in order to train safely.

If tardiness becomes a consistent issue, the concern will be brought to a the attention of the directors.

4. General Studio Etiquette

Everyone will follow the rules regarding food and drink, personal items and valuables, inclusion of fellow students and respect for teachers and staff.

There will be no food or drink, other than water, in the dance studios. The fridge and microwave are available to everyone, but will be cleared at the end of each day.

Students are encouraged to keep valuables at home, and neatly store their personal items in the changeroom, as it is a shared space for everyone. No ‘borrowing of others’ things without permission. The studio is not responsible for missing effects.

Everyone will value their classmates and treat each other with kindness and respect. This attitude extends to all faculty members. Issues with this rule will be recorded and dealt with appropriately.